The unquantifiable effect of esprit de corps

Alongside astute technical direction comes charismatic leadership. This cannot be measured by statisticians or forecast by computer.But, as any anthropologist knows, it is essential to any thriving community committed to a joint enterprise. Andy Murray’s decision to stay in the Olympic Village, contrary to his original plan, has apparently had an impact on team morale. To scientific rigour is added the unquantifiable effect of esprit de corps.

Source: Rio Olympics 2016 success ‘can be traced to National Lottery and John Major’ | Comment | London Evening Standard

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